My family’s oven is still in a coma, and with less than a week until Christmas, I’m getting antsy!!
Christmas baking + cooking, ack! Something about the season feels lumpy and out of place without it – sweet peppermint cookies help the spirit to bloom!
I fought through the anxiety to a clear mind. Clear minds make plans. (Hopefully good plans!)
Our microwave’s little pizza oven. A slightly awkward, slightly uncertain “eureka” moment!
I decided that for the trial round, to make just a few Chai Spice Scones. I think this was my first time using a mix for baking – it did feel a little restrictive, since I usually play with recipes as I make them. (Probably not always a good habit!!)
Somehow…yay! (The mix was yummy, too!!)
My mom was surprised, hehe. : )
It’s calming to know I have something to untie all of this “no-baking” tension that’s twisted around me!! The scuzzy side is, though, that I can only make small batches at a time, and no cake, muffins, anything the rises too much or doesn’t fit. Cooking is awfully limited, and baking is left to mostly cookies + bars. That doesn’t mean I’m not grateful, though!! It’s an improvement, and I’ll appreciate it as that! : )
Since break started, I’ve also had time for doodling!
Here is a curly-haired, frantic-faced, “huzzah”-ing little boy. : )
Have a fun + happy day – look to the spirit of the holidays to keep your mood up!